questions From two thousand feet, where Claudette Sanders was taking a flying lesson, the town of Chester’s Mill gleamed in the morning light like something freshly made and just set down. Cars trundled along Main Street, flashing up winks of sun. The steeple of the Congo Church looked sharp enough to pierce the unblemished sky. The sun raced along the surface of Prestile Stream as the Seneca V overflew it, both plane and water cutting the town on the same diagonal course.“Chuck, I think I see two boys beside the Peace Bridge! Fishing!” Her very delight made her laugh. The flying lessons were courtesy of her husband, who was the town’s First Selectman. Although of the opinion that if God had wanted man to fly, He would have given him wings, Andy was an extremely coaxable man, and eventually Claudette had gotten her way. She had enjoyed the experience from the first. But this wasn’t mere enjoyment; it was exhilaration. Today was the first time she had really understood what made flying great. What made it cool. Question 1: Although of the opinion that if God had wanted man to fly --- what's the meaning of 'Although of the opinion'? Whose opinion? Question 2: In this case, what's the meaning of 'coaxable'?
Nov 2, 2017 10:03 AM
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1. Her husband Andy believes that if God wanted man to fly, He would have given us wings. That phrase is referring to Andy's opinion. 2. He is coaxable - she is able to coax him to do things he might not normally be willing to do (like flying!); she is able to talk him into trying something (convince him to try) that he has reservations and fears about.
November 2, 2017
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